Caitlin DeSilvey

Title Associate Professor
Academic Institution University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom

About fellow

Caitlin DeSilvey is Associate Professor of Cultural Geography at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus, where she has been employed since 2007. Her research explores the cultural significance of material and environmental change, with a particular focus on heritage contexts. She has worked closely with environmental scientists, artists, archaeologists, photographers and heritage practitioners on a range of interdisciplinary projects, supported by funding from UK research councils (AHRC, EPSRC, NERC), the Royal Geographical Society, the Norwegian Research Council and the European Social Fund. She is currently co-investigator on the AHRC-funded Heritage Futures award, a 4-year project which works with 18 non-academic partner organisations to support the development of transformative approaches across a range of heritage-related domains. She co-founded Exeter’s Centre for Environmental Arts and Humanities and directs the Creative Exchange art-science programme at the Environment and Sustainability Institute. Recent publications include Anticipatory History (2011, with Simon Naylor and Colin Sackett) and Visible Mending (2013, with Steven Bond and James R. Ryan). Curated Decay: Heritage Beyond Saving, will be published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2017.

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